Listing Tag: family

The Tenderness of Stones

“We buried one of dad’s lungs,” announces the narrator of The Tenderness of Stones. The lung is so large it takes three men to carry it—and that is just the beginning. The family looks on as, under the dispassionate orders of anonymous white-clad strangers, their father is disassembled, piece by piece: His nose is removed from More Info »

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is the story of a family, and a city. Frank Santoro faces a straightforward yet heart-rending reality: His parents, once high-school sweethearts, now never speak to each other—despite working in the same building. Stuck in the middle, he tries to understand. The result is this book. Using markers, pencils, scissors, and tape, with a variety More Info »

Exit Archaeology

Exit Archaeology is a 48-page diary of working on a dig in Greece in 2017.  The comic chronicles daily life on an excavation in Greece: the job of drawing amphora fragments, avoiding dogs while running, swimming with jellyfish, what other people are having for breakfast, and the question of whether I will go back to this More Info »

One Thing At A Time, Bud

“One Thing At A Time, Bud” starts with the news of the hospitalization of Kevin Budnik’s father for what turns out to be cancer. Budnik admits that drawing diary comics helps him process emotions, so the reader is privy to his internal dialogue, childhood reminiscence and conversations with family as he struggles to cope with More Info »

Bowieknife: Meat

In the new anthology from Milwaukee’s This City Press, eleven creators were given a single word, “meat,” and told to go wild with it. With eight stories that touch on horror, family, harassment, skateboards, and more, “Bowieknife: Meat” is spooky, funny, heartwarming, and thoughtful in ways that anyone can relate to and enjoy. 62 pages, More Info »

Keybound: prologue

Keybound: prologue is a fantasy comic featuring Eledrine, a feisty young girl, Fyodor, her arrogant older brother, and their mother.  They travel to the Keyp, where they meet the Keyper and discover an error in Eledrine and Fyodor’s parents’ judgment that leaves them both in very different life paths than they expected. Keybound is a More Info »